Jan. 22, 2013
HOUSTON – Houston head football coach Tony Levine announced Tuesday that receiver Shane Ros has been placed on scholarship for his senior year following a season that saw the walk-on earn his first career start. Ros’ first start came in the season’s ninth game at East Carolina and was the first of three consecutive starts for the Katy, Texas, native.
A special teams standout who did not record a reception in his first two seasons with the Houston program, Ros finished the 2012 season with 23 receptions for 337 yards and three touchdowns.
“Shane has been a valued member of our program for the last three years and being granted a scholarship reflects that,” said Levine. “From the day he entered our program, he has done a great job both on and off the field while putting the team first and for that he will be rewarded.”
A nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy, presented annually to the nation’s top walk-on, Ros was second among the Cougars with his three receiving touchdowns and sixth in receiving yards despite not recording his first catch until Houston’s fifth game of the season.
Coming off the bench in the season’s sixth game of the year, Ros eclipsed the century mark with 114 yards on a career-high seven receptions and one touchdown against UAB. In his three starts Ros totaled seven catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Ros is the fifth walk-on in the Houston program to receive a scholarship under Tony Levine as seniors Ameen Behbahani, Chris Cermin, Crawford Jones and Braxton Welford all received scholarships on the opening day of the 2012 season.